A schools administrator was beaten to death and his wife and son critically injured when his other 19-year-old son, aided by an accomplice, broke into their Farmington Hills, Oakland home and launched a brutal attack, police said.
Robert Cipriano, known among friends and family as Bob, was allegedly killed by Tucker Robert Cipriano in a savage baseball bat beating just before 3am on Monday.
The teen and his ‘aid’ were found at a friend’s home in Keego Harbour and taken into police custody at around 8.10am.
Brutal: Robert 'Bob' Cipriano (left) was killed in a brutal baseball bat attack, after his 19-year-old son, Tucker Robert Cipriano (right) allegedly broke into his home
His 52-year-old father worked as the director of business services at the Dearborn Public Schools and had been with the 19,000-student district since 2000.
Counsellors were on hand at the administration building, where colleagues remembered Bob as a kind man who always put the students first.
‘He would always say, “How is that going to help the kids? How is it going to help the classroom?”’ Mustonen, Dearborn Public Schools' communications coordinator, told the Detroit Free Press.
‘That was his philosophy and that’s how he did business. Although he wasn’t directly involved in the classroom, his goals and priorities were to always make sure the resources were there for the kids.
Break-in: The attack took place at Bob Cipriano's family home in Farmington Hills, Oakland, at around 3am on Monday morning
‘He was not a sit-in-your-office kind of guy; he was directly involved with all of our schools, all of our principals.
Savage: Bob Cipriano died after being beaten with a baseball bat. His wife and a son are in a critical condition in hospital
‘Bob loved sports, and you could find him out at the football games and basketball games. He will be missed greatly. And it's just a very sad day in our district.’
Mustonen said he visited Borsford Hospital where Bob’s wife, Rose, 51, and other son, 17, are being treated. They were severely beaten in the attack.
‘That’s where a lot of our energy is today, letting people know that his wife (and) his son are in the hospital in very critical condition,’ he said.
‘And we’re asking our staff for thoughts and prayers not only for Bob’s family but for the two that are still in the hospital, that they’ll pull through and recover.’
Tucker Cipriano and two others remain in police custody. It is not known when they might be arraigned.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2130506/Father-beaten-death-SON-attack-leaves-wife-son-critically-injured.html#ixzz1sIy32AfE
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Tags: Father, beaten, to, death, by, son, attack, mother, baseball bat
Location: Farmington hills, Michigan, United States (load item map)
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